Kyle Rittenhouse Shades Lebron James: 'F*** You, Lebron' After NBA Star Mocked Him During Murder Trial
Kyle Rittenhouse bashed LeBron James for mocking him during his trial last month.
The 18-year-old is known for shooting three individuals during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, back in August 2020, although he was recently found not guilty after arguing self-defense.
Following his acquittal, Rittenhouse appeared on The BlazeTV’s You Are Here show, where he tried slamming James for his comments about the trial.
“I liked LeBron,” he said on Monday, December 6, per TMZ. “And then I’m like, ‘You know what, f*** you, LeBron.”
The NBA star, 36, previously mocked the teenager after he gave a tearful testimony during his trial, which James claimed was all for show.
In a tweet last month, the Lakers star wrote, “What tears????? I didn’t see one,” in response to a clip of Rittenhouse appearing to cry while detailing the events of the shooting. “Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court."
“I was a Lakers fan too before he said that,” Rittenhouse continued on Monday, per the outlet. “I was really pissed off that he said that. “
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As OK! previously reported, Rittenhouse was recently found not guilty on all charges after the jury deliberated for 24 hours over four days.
The teenager was facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide after killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz.
While Rittenhouse's team argued he was acting in self defense at the protest — which was being held after Jacob Blake was shot by police officers — the prosecution insisted the teen was “looking for trouble” by showing up to the event with an AR-15.
“Put yourself in the defendant’s position. Would you have done the same thing?” prosecutor Thomas Binger asked the jury during the trial. “Would a reasonable person have done the same thing? Would you have engaged in the reckless conduct that led to this course of events. Would you have gone out after curfew with an AR-15 looking for trouble?”
Ultimately, the jury decided to acquit Rittenhosue of the charges — a verdict that did not sit well with many people.
The public was outraged over the ruling, and some even became skeptical of the judge’s actions during the hearing. As OK! reported, Judge Bruce Schroeder’s phone reportedly went off during the trial, playing Donald Trump’s campaign theme song.
The ex-president also called Rittenhouse a “really young nice man,” despite the controversial trial.